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Keys to the Game: Saints vs. Jets

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Special Teams

Oct 27, 2013; New Orleans, LA, USA; New Orleans Saints kicker Garrett Hartley (5) against the Buffalo Bills during the second half of a game at Mercedes-Benz Superdome. The Saints defeated the Bills 35-17. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

The lone ‘goat’ of last week was Garrett Hartley, as he missed two field goals on the day. The big key is watching how Hartley rebounds from this. We’ve seen him struggle before, and this is where Sean Payton comes in. Get Hartley focused, shake off the bad misses, and worry about knocking all of the others through. Leaving points off the board are one thing, but in road games, they’re even deadlier. Let’s at least give Hartley a chance for redemption.

I won’t say much else in regards to Special Teams, other than the obvious of limiting returns, getting good field position, and pinning the Jets deep via Legatron (aka Thomas Morstead) when forced to punt.

I’m still waiting for that Sproles run back.